Post Archives


  • Google’s Ngram Viewer exposes Gartner’s Hype Cycles
  • The Evolutionary Origins of Ritual, Music, and Dance
  • Internet Censorship vs Freedom of Expression
  • The Antikythera Mechanism Explained?
  • Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne
  • Reinventing the Sacred by Stuart Kauffman
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Imortal Game
  • Movabletype 2.661 Entity Relationship Diagram
  • Online Banking with Quicken for Mac. Why I don’t give a damn about free checking.
  • Unprecedented Phenomena. The Implications of the Oklo Fossil Reactors
  • Charles Babbage and Howard Aiken. How the Analytical Engine influenced the IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator aka The Harvard Mk I
  • Ontology Review 2: The International System of Units (SI). US Resistance to Adoption of the Metric System
  • Vannevar Bush and The Limits of Prescience
  • Ontology Review 1. The NHS Common Basic Specification. Why top level Ontologies don’t work.
  • Judging the likely Success of an Ontology
  • Source Code as History
  • The Evolution of the Modern Computer. An Open Source Graphical History (1934 to 1950)
  • Visualizing the Shrinking World
  • Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Broadband Router Problems – Low Reliability and Poor Fault Tolerance
  • The Evolution of the Modern Computer (1934 to 1950): An Open Source Graphical History
  • The Evolution of Cooperation – Social Software and the Shadow of the Future.
  • The Biomorph Personal Desk
  • The Moore School Lectures and the British Lead in Stored Program Computer Development (1946 -1953)
  • Cyril Harris. (1898/9-1918). Rifleman R/9237 9th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
  • Comparing the 2001 World Trade Center Attack with the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
  • Economics and the Internet’s Large-Scale Topology
  • Misinformation and the Evolution of Early Computers
  • The First Railway Station: Unlikely Home for the First Computer
  • The Art of Turing Completion
  • The First Modern Computer – The Case for Baby, the Manchester Mk I Prototype
  • The Meaning of Invention
  • Is Traffic Congestion Leading to the Resurrection of Trolley Cars and Trams in Large Cities ?
  • UN Commission on Human Rights Loses All Credibility
  • Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig
  • Emergence of Cooperation in Balinese Rice Farming
  • Using a Balanced Scorecard to align Enterprise Architecture and System Architecture with Corporate Strategy and Business Strategy
  • Comparing National Economies and Corporations – Just how bad was Enron ?
  • Farce at the United Nations Human Rights Commission
  • Ada Lovelace – The Enchantress of Number or the most Overrated Figure in the History of Computing?
  • The Assassins. A Radical Sect in Islam by Bernard Lewis
  • Defining Goals and Objectives for System Development
  • The Emerging Science of Food Webs
  • The Traveler Guitar – An Example of Fitness for Purpose in Product Design
  • Redrawing the Pentagon’s new Map
  • The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing
  • The Interaction of Business Policy, Strategy, and Architecture in System Design
  • A Process for Prioritizing and Managing Problem Resolution in a Complex Environment
  • The Mobile Lounges at Dulles International Airport
  • Convergent, Iterative Optimization of Solutions – Why Solving some Problems is Easier Said than Done
  • 5 Nines and other Nonsense – Interaction of Quality Attributes in System Design
  • Software Design Reviews – Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Internet Cartography – Maps of the World Wide Web and other Cyber Geography
  • The Immortal Game – Maybe the Greatest Game of Chess Ever Played
  • A Solution for Managing Timezones, Times, and Dates in International Internet Systems
  • The Misapplication of Occam’s Razor or the Principle of Inappropriate Parsimony
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